Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Musing Mondays - Wish I could read rant & my life as a book blurb

Musing Mondays - September 19, 2016

Musing Mondays is a weekly meme that asks you to choose one of the following prompts to answer:

  • I’m currently reading…
  • Up next I think I’ll read…
  • I bought the following book(s) in the past week…
  • I’m super excited to tell you about (book/author/bookish-news)…
  • I’m really upset by (book/author/bookish-news)…
  • I can’t wait to get a copy of…
  • I wish I could read ___, but…
  • I blogged about ____ this past week…
I wish I could read The Darkest Torment (Lords of the Underworld #12) by Gena Showalter, but…
19 of the 55 (at the moment) books that I have read this year have been in anticipation for this book. I re-read 11 Lords of the Underworld books and finally got around to reading Lords of the Underworld #11 The Darkest Touch for the first time and I read the entire companion series (3 novels) Angels of the Dark so that the entire story would be fresh in my mind for this one. I've been SO pumped for this book, because it's FINALLY Baden's story, which I have been wanting to hear since like book 5! But then it came out at the end of May, and it only came out in hardcover...all of the other books I own in LotU/AoD are mass market paperbacks. I can't have one as a hardcover, it's different when I buy a series I'm not really big into because I'm just trying to get all the books cheaply at that point but with a series I am really into like this series, or my HP novels, or my Rick Riordan ones, for example, having matching formats matters to me. So to bide my time while waiting I decided to reads all 4 books in her Atlantis series too.

Now I am stuck waiting until November 22 for the mass market to be released. At which point I may as well wait another month or so and use my christmas money/gift cards/rewards points for it the same way I did last year to buy all the other LotU/AoD novels...*heaves a put upon sigh and pouts* I'll stop whining about my first world problems now. Except I want to say just one more thing. Because of my impatience I did a stupid thing and read some of the Goodreads reviews a few months back...and now I'm not even as excited for it because from what I can tell, compared to what I had imagined on my own, she has butchered poor Baden's story.

          THIS WEEK’S RANDOM QUESTION:  Write out a description of your life, as if it were a book’s description.

In a world where travel between countries is almost prohibitively expensive and immigration nearly impossible; meet two best friends, soul mates who are separated by a vast ocean as well as multiple borders, time zones and governments. Follow them as they do whatever it takes to spend time together. For fifteen years they've found any way they can to eek out time to talk to each other plotting and planning for the day they can finally live in the same place. By day one works in a call centre the other a university library, by night they come together thanks to the glory of the internet to talk about anything and everything and indulge in their hobbies, those they share and those they don't (though the former out number the latter to be sure.). 


  1. Great picks for today's Musing Mondays! Lords of the Underworld sound like a very interesting series, and the only thing keeping me away from it is soverymuch romance, but oh well! Glad you're loving it! Also, great life description, I wish I could have a long-distance friendship as strong as that one!

    L. @ Leeve Reads

    1. It's a lot of romance, but it's also a lot of plot, and Gena Showalter is hilarious so it balances out in my opinion.

      Thank you! My friendship with Angie is my strongest, deepest, and most long-lasting friendship that's why our end goal is to be able to actually live together.

  2. I totally get what you mean about matching covers in a series.

    1. It feels like a weird pet peeve to have but it is a pet peeve nonetheless.

  3. I love the description of your life as a book, let's hope it eventually has a happy ending ;)

    1. I knew you'd like the description ;) I agree the happy ending must happen hehe.

  4. I love your description of your life! Your friend sounds great, I hope one day you'll be together. I read the beginning of GS series and I loved it, you remind me to get back together with the series. And don't pay attention to Goodread reviews, every time I look at them they are negative, as if negative people are just noisier! I've learned to ignore, and I never agree with their assessments, probably you'll like the book!